Phoenix, Ariz., Dec 30, 2019 / 03:13 am
Women leaving prison can face numerous challenges – from finding housing and employment despite a criminal record to repairing relationships with family members and friends.
At one women's home in Flagstaff, Arizona, former inmates receive help getting back on their feet. The home, run by Catholic Charities, has seen so much success in its first few years that it is now planning to expand.
Since it opened in 2016, the Juniper House has helped some 55 women re-enter society after leaving jail – with a sober environment, manageable rent, and the resources to get their lives on track.
The Juniper House began through a partnership developed between Catholic Charities and the local authorities.